Skip to comments.Vatican paper set to clear Knights Templar
Posted on 10/05/2007 1:44:50 AM PDT by Daffynition
The mysteries of the Order of the Knights Templar could soon be laid bare after the Vatican announced the release of a crucial document which has not been seen for almost 700 years.
A new book, Processus contra Templarios, will be published by the Vatican's Secret Archive on Oct 25, and promises to restore the reputation of the Templars, whose leaders were burned as heretics when the order was dissolved in 1314.
The Knights Templar were a powerful and secretive group of warrior monks during the Middle Ages. Their secrecy has given birth to endless legends, including one that they guard the Holy Grail.
The Templars explained to Pope Clement that the initiation mimicked the humiliation that knights could suffer if they fell into the hands of the Saracens, while the kissing ceremony was a sign of their total obedience.,/p>
The Pope concluded that the entrance ritual was not truly blasphemous...
There, now that's all cleared up...I guess...can't really see how anyone could possibly get the wrong idea here...
Are they finally fessing up that the french king and the pope were nothing more than bank robbers? The Knights Templar were europe’s bankers for 200 years. They got rich by plundering under the temple mount(the 9 poor soldiers of christ were themselves bank robbers). The Knights Templar live on as the swiss bankers of today...they also came in at the battle of bannockburn in 1314 as the crucial relief force that carried the day for the scots, thus scotland became a free nation until 1700. Prince Henry of Portugal(the navigator)was also a grand master of the KT.
Kinda extends the concept of Breaking News LOL.
Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.
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Henry was born in 1394, so was never a member of the KT.
The KT was already falling apart in Europe at the time of Bannockburn, so their presence at the battle in large numbers is probably a later addition to the legend.
Yes, they weren’t there at bannockburn in GREAT numbers, but enough to help carry the day for the scots; at least that’s the way I heard it. Scotch historians know more about it than we do. As to Prince Henry, he was linked to the masonic movement in some way, perhaps a child of refugees from the french persecutions. The Portuguese explorations were due in part to the legend of the kingdom of Prester John, an isolated christian kingdom somewhere to the east.
They finally determined that it was ethiopia and coptic christians that gave rise to the legend, and thus landed on the ethiopian coast and had a presense there for awhile. And yet this is all somewhat murky history as it was written by biased people, much like our liberals today who try to rewrite history with their own marxist agenda...
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